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Dave Cieslewicz

Bill Keys was a widely respected Madison West high school English teacher and later a member of the Madison school board. While he was there the board tied itself in knots over the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of every school d more

Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

There have been 18 shootings on school grounds since the first of the year. But the most recent shooting in Florida might be a turning point. That’s because the Columbine generation is coming of age. more

Feb 20, 2018 12:33 PM Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Charisma is overrated. What about finding a Democratic candidate for governor who respects law over personal agendas and grudges? more

Feb 15, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

The Republican-controlled Legislature has stripped funding from UW-Madison for years, so it figures that, politically, UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank needed to find private funding to cover tuition for lower-income Wisconsin families. more

Feb 13, 2018 11:40 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

What started out as an experiment to see if I could do without football just became a way of life. There is nothing more threatening to the NFL than if millions of fans reach the same conclusion. more

Feb 6, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

Like Bernie Sanders, Paul Soglin is appealing to progressives because he is blunt and somewhat aggressive. But Soglin’s anti-war protesting days could come back to haunt him in a general election. more

Jan 31, 2018 10:18 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

A new poll shows Tony Evers in the lead, with Kathleen Vinehout and Paul Soglin following. When it comes to raising money, Mahlon Mitchell and Matt Flynn are doing surprisingly well. more

Jan 23, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 10 Comments

Rep. Evan Goyke, a Democrat from Milwaukee, wrote the blueprint for closing the troubled youth prison Lincoln Hills. Does he have the roadmap back to power for Wisconsin Democrats? more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion 1 Comments

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

While Gov. Scott Walker bashes Madison for political points, his administration spends millions to attract millennials to the capital city. The irony is painfully apparent. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:09 AM Citizen Dave 3 Comments

"The Crown," the PBS drama that follows Queen Elizabeth after the death of her father, explores something alien to our current times: the value not of individuality, but of obligation to a broader community and a national purpose. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

Citizen Dave predicts the Supreme Court will strike down Wisconsin’s gerrymandering law, Walker will lose and Baldwin will win. more

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

The greeting was meant to be inclusive and a way to avoid offending anyone. But now you can start WWIII just by saying it. more

Dec 21, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Doug Jones won his Senate race against Roy Moore for two reasons: African Americans turned out for him and suburban white women didn’t turn out for Moore. But those factors won’t play similarly in Wisconsin. more

Dec 20, 2017 5:01 AM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

There was little media attention last month when the Dane County Board quietly passed a new wheel tax. It’s a big subsidy from Madison residents to those who live in rural areas. more

Dec 12, 2017 5:01 AM Citizen Dave 8 Comments

It seems to me one of the things we need in this country right now is a lot more appreciation for falling just short, if the effort given is an honest one. more

Dec 5, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 1 Comments

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Tyler Harris

Hunting is not just killing and it’s not just about the individual hunter. We have obligations to the prey, to fellow hunters and to society in general. And those are lessons that are getting lost in the story of the kindergarten deer hunter. more

Nov 28, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave 4 Comments

Let’s face it. Backup quarterback Brett Hundley has not performed up to even modest expectations. He’s just not working out. more

Nov 21, 2017 9:42 AM Citizen Dave 3 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Sitting alone, for hours, in the woods, brings up thoughts about stability and, conversely, upheaval. Liberals might want to spend more time thinking of ways to make other people’s lives more stable and predictable. more

Nov 15, 2017 1:09 PM Citizen Dave 2 Comments

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David Michael Miller

Madison joined 200 other regions in competing for Amazon’s new second headquarters. We’re not likely to get it and that’s a good thing. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion

Harry, not his real name, is a WWII vet and a grandfather who moved to assisted living a few years ago. He now needs government assistance to stay in his apartment but first he needs to prove he hasn’t cheated the system. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:00 AM Citizen Dave

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Chiara Lanzieri

The most socially aware demographic in history now has a chance to reinvent old age. Here are four suggestions on how to grow older with a social conscience. more

Nov 2, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 3 Comments